Landscape photography is the art of capturing pictures of nature and the outdoors in a way that brings your viewer into the scene. From grand landscapes to intimate details, the best photos demonstrate the photographer’s own connection to nature and capture the essence of the world around them. Below, you’ll find all the landscape photography articles we have written over the past decade, including our highly approachable tutorials and techniques. If you want to learn everything there is to know about taking beautiful landscape pictures, this is the place to start.
These are the top articles we’ve written to get you started in landscape photography, arranged in alphabetical order. Most importantly, you should know the basic camera settings and technical information (like aperture, shutter speed, exposure, and sharpness). After that, if there is a particular type of landscape subject you want to photograph, you’ll find information here as well.
- 8 Months in South America with a Camera and a Pack
- A Failed Landscape Photography Expedition
- A Practical Approach to Landscape Photography on Vacation
- A Professional’s Retrospective: Exploring The Fine Art of Nature
- A Rainbow and a Waterfall at Sunrise: The Making of a Photograph
- Behind the Shot: A Rainbow in Thorsmork
- Behind the Shot: Blue Hour in Iceland
- Behind the Shot: Pyramid Dune
- Chasing the Light
- How Photography Inspired Me to Love Science and Preserve the Planet
- Jack Dykinga Interview: From Pulitzer-Winner to Landscape Photography Legend
- Living Within Your Dynamic Range
- Takeaways from an Amazing Landscape Photography Shoot
- Taking Good Photos in Bad Light
- The Decisive Moment in Landscape Photography
- The Question of “Good Enough” Image Quality
- What It’s Like to Photograph a Sandstorm
If you already understand the basics of landscape photography, it might be time to learn the more advanced techniques. Things like hyperfocal distance, exposing to the right, and focus stacking are not absolutely essential for learning landscape photography, but they certainly help take your pictures to the next level.
- Advanced Post-Processing Tips: Three-Step Sharpening
- HDR Panoramic Photography Tutorial
- How to Create an HDR Panorama in Lightroom
- How to Enhance Landscape Photos in Lightroom
- How to Make the Sky Blue in Lightroom
- How to Quickly Even Out the Sky in Post-Processing
- How to Reduce Noise Using Smart Objects
- Image Blending: The Landscape Photography Revolution
- Is The Orton Effect Taking Over Landscape Photography?
- Landscape Photography Post-Processing Tutorial in Lightroom
- Photoshop 2021’s Sky Replacement Explained
- Photoshop’s Best Content-Aware Tools, Explained
- What is “Blend If” in Photoshop?
You can take good landscape photos with any camera equipment, but you still need to know how to use it properly. These guides cover information on choosing the right camera gear for nature and landscape photography, as well as tips for using the camera you already have.
- 500 Rule vs NPF Rule: Shutter Speed for Astrophotography
- An Easy Way to Compose Landscape Photos at Night
- Astrophotography Tutorial
- Beginner’s Guide to Night Photography of Landscapes
- Best Camera Settings for Astrophotography
- Comparing 5 Top Wide-Angle Astrophotography Lenses
- High-Quality Astrophotography With Basic Camera Equipment
- How to Edit Milky Way Photos in Lightroom
- How to Focus for Star Photography
- How to Get High Depth of Field Star Photos
- How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse
- How to Photograph a Rocket Launch at Night
- How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse
- How to Photograph the Aurora Borealis
- How to Photograph the Mercury Transit
- How to Photograph the Milky Way
- How to Photograph the Milky Way Bow
- How to Photograph the Moon and the Supermoon
- Moonscape Photography Tips
- Photographing the Comet NEOWISE
- Photographing the Milky Way – A Detailed Guide
- Recommended Equipment for Milky Way Photography
- Take Better Night Sky Photos with Image Stacking
- The Best Night Photography Lenses for Nikon Cameras
- The Best Place in the World for Amateur Night Sky Photographers
- What Makes a Good Night Photography Lens?
Composition is one of the most important parts of photography, no matter what you’re taking pictures of. However, for landscape and nature photography specifically, there are a few extra things you need to keep in mind — the natural world might not always act how you want! Below are our top tips for composing powerful, beautiful landscape photos and taking the creative side of things as far as possible.
Advanced Landscape Photography
One of the most challenging and rewarding types of landscape photography is astrophotography: taking pictures of the stars, moon, and Milky Way galaxy at night. Nighttime landscape photography involves very different camera settings and technique than taking pictures during the day, but the images you bring back will be worth the effort.
- Double the Distance Method Explained
- Drone Photography Tutorial
- Film Considerations for Landscape Photography
- Five Advanced Landscape Photography Tips
- Five Hidden Landscape Photography Tips
- Focus Stacking Tutorial for Landscape Photography
- How to Choose the Sharpest Aperture
- How to Eliminate Ghosting and Flare in Landscape Photography
- How to Fix Light Leaks in Long Exposure Photography
- How to Focus in Landscape Photography
- How to Take Sharp Photos in the Wind
- Hyperfocal Distance Explained
- Star Trail Photography Tutorial
- The Most Stubborn Myths in Landscape Photography
- What is Low-Key Monochrome Photography?
- When to Use a Higher ISO for Landscape Photography
Beginner Landscape Photography
Many photographers want to know how to take beautiful, sweeping panorama photos, and the tutorials below are the best place to start. It’s not the most difficult side of photography, but you need to use the right technique — both in the field and when editing your images.
- 10 Tips for Taking Beautiful Photos in the Rain
- 15 Tips for Photographing the Ocean
- 8 Beach Photography Tips for Beginners
- 9 Rapid-Fire Landscape Photography Tips
- Best Camera for Landscape Photography in 2022
- Blue Hour Photography Guide
- Finding Good Light in Landscape Photography
- Five Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners
- HDR Photography Tutorial
- Hiking and Camping Tips from a Landscape Photographer
- How to Critique Your Photos Accurately
- How to Find Beautiful Landscapes
- How to Photograph a Rainbow
- How to Photograph Clouds
- How to Photograph Waterfalls
- How to Photograph Winter Landscapes
- How to Take Better Black and White Landscape Photos
- How to Take Better Photos of Trees and Forests
- How to Take Better Reflection Photos
- How to Take Sharp Landscape Photos
- Introduction to Black and White Nature Photography
- Landscape Photography Guide
- Long Exposure Photography Tips
- Manual Focus or Autofocus for Landscape Photography?
- Mountain Photography Tips
- My Favorite Sunset Photography Tips and Tricks
- Recommended Camera Settings for Landscape Photography
- Sand Dunes Photography Tips
- Seven Tips to Pick the Perfect Shutter Speed in Photography
- What Are Histograms? A Photographer’s Guide
- What is Secondary Sunset?
After you’ve captured a beautiful photo in the field, the next step is editing it in post-processing software. Especially for landscape photography, careful post-processing is very important. You don’t want to oversaturate the colors in your image or add too much contrast, but you still want to create an interesting, beautiful result. These tips will help you get there.
- Best Nikon Lenses for Landscape Photography
- Choosing the Best Lens for Landscape Photography
- Different Lenses for Different Landscapes
- Drone Photography in Iceland
- Glass vs Resin Filters – Are There Any Differences in Sharpness?
- Going Lightweight for Photography Expeditions
- Hard or Soft Graduated ND Filters? It Depends on Your Lens
- Hiking the Laugavegur in Iceland: What Worked, What Didn’t
- How to Make Your Tripod More Stable
- Must-Have Filters for Landscape Photography
- Partying with 14mm? Thoughts from an Ultra-Wide Holdout
- Recommended Equipment for Landscape Photography
- Telephotos: The Ideal Landscape Photography Lenses?
- The Nikon Z Cameras for Landscape Photography
- Tripods and Heads: A Landscape Photographer’s Guide
- Using Telephoto Lenses for Landscape Photography
- What Is Focal Length in Photography?
- What is Shutter Shock and How to Mitigate It
- What to Bring on a Landscape Photography Trip
Do you want some motivational articles that inspire you to take better landscape photos? The essays below dive into the creative and personal side of nature photography, including an interview with a landscape photography legend and a dramatic tale of photographing one of nature’s most wild events.
- A Day in Yellowstone
- A Sad Tale of Photographing in Yellowstone
- A Tribute to the Beauty of Bohemian Paradise
- Death Valley in Infrared
- Discovering the Houston Skyline
- Going to Antarctica
- How to Photograph Jokulsarlon
- Photographing in Iceland
- Photographing the Narrows in Zion National Park
- The Weston Dream
- Travel Photography in Myanmar – a Photo Essay
- Vietnam – Two Lenses on Traditional Culture
- Visions of Vietnam – Four Photographers, Four Styles
- Waterfalls of New England
- What to Photograph in Colorado
- What to Photograph in Death Valley
- What to Photograph in Florianópolis, Brazil
- What to Photograph in Greece
- What to Photograph in Israel
- What to Photograph in Jordan
- What to Photograph in Pittsburgh
- What to Photograph in the Canary Islands
If you’re searching for a place to travel for your next landscape photography trip, the articles below will give you a good idea of where to start. In addition to the locations below, please don’t forget that we have a large list of Photo Spots that you can check out on our website.
- A Study in Light, Shadows, and Landscapes
- Beyond The Obvious Shot
- Dissecting a Photograph: The Split Rock
- Five Tips for Improving Your Landscape Photography Compositions
- How to Use Light in Photography
- Landscape Photography Composition Tips
- Making Sense out of Chaos
- Of Light and Landscapes
- Positive and Negative Space in Photography
- Rule of Thirds: Does It Really Work?
- Simplifying Your Photos
- The Elements of Photography
- The Refining Process: How to Visualize Your Composition
- Timing and Direction in Landscape Photography
- Transitions and Extremes in Landscape Photography
- Using Scale in Landscape Photography
- What Is Scouting in Landscape Photography?